Pokemon-Like Little Masters Finally Hitting The App Store Tomorrow

Pokemon-Like Little Masters Finally Hitting The App Store Tomorrow

It’s nearly here!

Remember Little Masters? Of course you do — it’s the hugely promising Pokemon clone we told you about back in July that’s coming to iOS. Well, after a lengthy wait for App Store approval, the game is finally coming to the App Store tomorrow, September 6.

The app’s developers told readers over at the TouchArcade forum:

Good news! If everything goes well, the game will be available on the App Store Internationally on next Thursday! (6th, Sept).

See you all in game!

I don’t like referring to Little Masters as a Pokemon “clone,” because it is its own game. Also, the word “clone” suggests that this game is a knockoff that simply steals the hard work of another developer, when it’s far from that. But it’s shaping up to be so similar to the Nintendo classic that that’s the best way to describe it.

Pokemon-Like Little Masters Finally Hitting The App Store Tomorrow

It’s nearly here!

We all want a Pokemon like game for iOS, and we know Nintendo’s never going to bring the actual game to the App Store. So this is the next best thing — as you can see from the screens above.

The freemium title features a “large number of monsters to capture and train,” all of which boast different skills and abilities and later evolve to become even more powerful. As you put together your team, you can use them to battle against your friends, or against other random users over the Internet.

As expected from a freemium title, there will be in-app purchases in Little Masters. But its developers insist that these “will be optional and will not make you stronger.”

Look out for Little Masters in the App Store tomorrow.

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  • selltheworld

    It would have been better if Nintendo had added the real Pokemon games. I hate these knock offs, but what are you going to do when Nintendo doesn’t when the real games on the App Store.

  • Moss

    It would have been better if Nintendo had added the real Pokemon games. I hate these knock offs, but what are you going to do when Nintendo doesn’t when the real games on the App Store.

    errm…

    “I don’t like referring to Little Masters as a Pokemon “clone,” because it is its own game. Also, the word “clone” suggests that this game is a knockoff that simply steals the hard work of another developer, when it’s far from that.”

  • Tallest_Skil

    “I don’t like referring to Little Masters as a Pokemon “clone,” because it is its own game.

    Using the exact same design, the exact same battle mechanics, the exact same layout, the exact same UI… It’s a frigging clone and Nintendo will sue and get it removed.

    Also, the word “clone” suggests that this game is a knockoff that simply steals the hard work of another developer, when it’s far from that.”

    No, that’s not what it suggests. Clone suggests a blatant copy made to look as close to the original as possible.

  • Maurício Linhares

    It’s a shame that developers are putting their time to create ripoffs instead of building their own things. If you want to build a RPG inspired by Pokemon, go there and do it, but don’t just fully copy every single tiny bit of it to make money on someone else’s work.

    Even Digimon was much more original than this. I’ll just pass and keep on playing Pokemon on my DS anyway.

  • Maurício Linhares

    It’s a shame that developers are putting their time to create ripoffs instead of building their own things. If you want to build a RPG inspired by Pokemon, go there and do it, but don’t just fully copy every single tiny bit of it to make money on someone else’s work.

    Even Digimon was much more original than this. I’ll just pass and keep on playing Pokemon on my DS anyway.

  • dsMichaelangelo

    How can they get away with this? It’s identical to Pokemon! If Apple owned the rights they would have sued 5 times by now!

  • coolman1081

    The game is actually pretty different. While still springing from the inspiration of Pokemon.

    Though the game needs a lot of inspiration.

  • NeoCHI

    There’s a new Little Masters forum out already!

    http://www.LittleMastersForum.com

  • selltheworld
  • Mr_Snuffle
    “I don’t like referring to Little Masters as a Pokemon “clone,” because it is its own game.

    Using the exact same design, the exact same battle mechanics, the exact same layout, the exact same UI… It’s a frigging clone and Nintendo will sue and get it removed.

    Also, the word “clone” suggests that this game is a knockoff that simply steals the hard work of another developer, when it’s far from that.”

    No, that’s not what it suggests. Clone suggests a blatant copy made to look as close to the original as possible.

    It’s not quite a clone, it’s the core fighting mechanic of pokemon coupled with some appointment based gaming. Artistically though, it’s a damn clone. Called the art direction “inspired by” is a bit of an understatement.

    Looks interesting though, sort of a streamlined pokemon, without any of that long winded RPG and random encounters to get in the way of fighting adorable monsters.

    http://www.blockypixel.com

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